UNSW’s Gonski and Jacobs back marriage equality

UNSW Chancellor David Gonski and VC Ian Jacobs have made a joint personal statement in support of marriage equality.

“Our view, expressed in our personal capacity – not as officers of the university – is that marriage equality is a fundamental issue of human rights, individual dignity and equality, which should not be denied on the basis of gender or sexuality.  We believe that all those who wish to marry should be able to do so and it is our hope that Australia’s civil laws will adjust to accommodate this, as has occurred in many other nations,” they told the university community last night.

They join university leaders across the country who have backed the marriage equality plebiscite in personal capacities, including  Andrew Vann from Charles Sturt U and Jane den Hollander from Deakin U. Martin Bean from RMIT issued a statement last month announcing, “RMIT supports marriage equality.”


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